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GUTHRIE, OK—MAY 21, 2019—First-crop Quarter Horse sire Wagon Tales got his first Quarter Horse stakes winner on Sunday (May 19), when Jess Tellin Tales won the $20,050 Rocky Mountain Spring Classic Futurity at Pocatello Downs.
Ridden by jockey Joseph Belloc, Jr., Jess Tellin Tales won by the futurity by half-a-length while completing the 300 yards in a quick :15.446 seconds, equaling a 103 speed index, into a 15 mph crosswind.
Leading trainer Monty Arrossa saddled the bay filly for owners Cameron and Lean Mullrony. Bred in Oklahoma by Michael and Gail Ahern, from the Mr Jess Perry mare Acting Up For Perry, Jess Tellin Tales earned $8,000 for the effort.
From a limited number of starters in his first crop to race, Wagon Tales is the sire of 7 winners, 1 QH stakes winner, 1 PT stakes winner, 1 QH stakes-placed. He is currently the #4 leading first-crop sire of money earners for 2019.
His top performers include Rocky Mountain Spring Classic Futurity winner Jess Tellin Tales SI 103 (winner in 2 starts at 2, $8,125), Oklahoma Paint and Appaloosa Horse Futurity-G1 winner Dtl Chasin Tale (PT) SI 90 (3 wins in 4 starts at 2, $82,377 2nd fastest qualifier to $100,000-a. Speedhorse Graham Paint and Appaloosa Futurity-G1, final June 1), Barbie Tales SI 86 winner at 2, $21,518 3rd Laico Bird S. [R]), Wagon Tales Promies SI 93 placed in 2 starts at 2, $14,723, finalist West Texas Futurity-G2), Easy Wagon Tales SI 89 (winner at 2, $19,170), Te Ata Tales (PT) SI 83 (winner at 2, $17,428), etc.
A son of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon, Wagon Tales won or placed in 10 of 15 starts and earned $427,579. He won the Remington Park Juvenile Invitational, A Ransom Handicap and was third in the Grade 1 All American Futurity, Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity and Grade 1 Leo Stakes.
The second dam Stylish Sign by Vital Sign, is the dam of Champion of Champions(G1) winner Mr Pyc To You ($478,045), Speedhorse Futurity(RG1) winner First Painted Sign ($284,911), stakes winner and stakes sire Second Painted Sign ($101,604), etc.
This is the immediate family of Ruidoso Futurity(G1) winner First Valiant Sign ($1,053,184), Remington Park Oklahoma Bred Derby(RG3) winner A Tres Of Paint ($509,84) and Hobbs America Derby(G3) winner Apollitical Sign ($138,173), etc.